Quotes

 

“Failure is not fatal…      Not trying is fatal.
– Winston Churchill
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Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.
If all time is eternally present
All time is unredeemable…
What might have been is an abstraction

Remaining a perpetual possibility
Only in a world of speculation.
What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present.
– T.S. Eliot Four Quartets – Burnt Norton                  More

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“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” 
“To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche
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(on what is necessary for a contemplative life)
“a cup of understanding, a barrel of love and an ocean of patients”
– St. Francis de Sales  (on what is necessary for a contemplative life)
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“Don’t Go Back To Sleep”
– Rumi                 More
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“we could live more fully with a lot less thinking.

“you cannot stop the wave, but you can learn to surf.
– Jack Kornfield

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“the lesson of life is to learn how to live it…
“We run away to live and be scared for another day”
“in matters of consequence, the end the middle is at the end/ the middle is at the end” – RFD
“Nothing is the other side of nothing”
– Gripweed
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“Only as a warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything.
His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.”
– Don Jaun  (Yaqui Sharman)
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“I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don’t need.”

– 
Auguste Rodin
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“May yo build a latter to the stars and climb on every rung… and may you stay forever young”
– Bob Dylan                 More

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How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each prayer accepted, and each wish resigned?

– Alexander Pope